Headway Themes Introducing Child Themes

Headway Themes Introducing Child Themes

Headway Themes, founded by Grant Griffith, is getting ready to launch its third major revision. To date, Headway has not had child theme support…but that’s all about to change. Once Headway 3 drops on November 25th, also known as Black Friday, you will be able to start using child themes under Headway 3. While most,…

Go Big. Go Viral, with Launch Effect by Barrel

Go Big.  Go Viral, with Launch Effect by Barrel

Launch Effect is a great new WordPress theme you can use to virally launch your new website, product, service, or organization. Developed by Barrel in NYC, they’ve really hit a home run here. After digging in, you get some great options inside the dashboard. Here are some beautiful looking examples of Launch Effect. Online Retail…

JetPack 1.2.1* in the Wild

JetPack 1.2.1* in the Wild

JetPack, produced by the WordPress.com team, is a great plugin that lets you add functionality from WordPress.com, directly to your self-hosted WordPress site. Features such as wp.com stats, sharing options, spelling and grammar correction, even wp.me shortcodes. The JetPack team announced the latest release of the plugin and it’s available for download immediately. Here is…

Incsub/WPMUdev Under Fire … Again

Incsub/WPMUdev Under Fire ... Again

Troy Dean wrote an open letter to the WordPress developer community, laying out the issues at hand that with Incsub and copyright infringement. According to the letter, there was a three month agreement between Troy and Incsub to license and serve the videos Troy produced, to Incsub paying members. After Troy decided not to renew…

WooThemes Launches WooCommerce 1.2.2

WooThemes Launches WooCommerce 1.2.2

WooCommerce, developed by WooThemes, launched its 1.2.2 version this morning. What are some of the new features? Customer email notifications about the status of their order Ability to make a layered navigation have an “OR” query so you can expand search You can now display size/weight on the attributes tab of the product listing page…

The New WordPress 3.3 Features You’ll Love on WordPress.com

The New WordPress 3.3 Features You'll Love on WordPress.com

Sara Rosso of WordPress.com announced that they pushed out the WordPress 3.3 features globally onto WordPress.com. It does seem pretty evident to me that as soon as WordPress.com receives the next release of WordPress’ updates, that the next major release of WordPress is coming very soon. I have a test site running the latest trunk…

Backup Your Entire WordPress Network with VaultPress for Multisite

Backup Your Entire WordPress Network with VaultPress for Multisite

VaultPress, Automattic’s WordPress backup utility, just announced support for Multisite. VaultPress support, also known as VaultPress Safekeepers, are available between 8am-5pm PST, according to their support page. One thing that is noted in the help section for Multisite is that each site will require its own subscription and registration key. This could be cumbersome for…

2 Tips for Managing Your Content

2 Tips for Managing Your Content

WordPress uses a Status for posts and pages. Something that is often overlooked, is that there is a Pending Review status. Pending Review and Drafts Using the Draft and Pending Review statuses to help organize content is an easy, built-in way, to manage content. For example, you should use Pending Review as the state for…

Customize All Your Permalinks

Customize All Your Permalinks

WordPress’ permalinks are very useful when trying to create friendly URLs. However, the system is not perfect. The flexibility for changing a permalink for a category or a tag is still very limited. It will let you set the base, but if you wanted to add a .html extension to a page, you can’t. Enter…

Elegant Themes Previews Evolution

Elegant Themes Previews Evolution

UPDATE: Evolution is available now and you can grab it from ElegantThemes.com (demo) Earlier today, Brian announced updates with responsive design. Today, Nick from Elegant Themes, announced the preview of Evolution. There is a clear pattern that responsive design is the next generation of design. Evolution looks to be a clean, image-centric theme, that lets…

StudioPress Moving Towards Responsive Design

StudioPress Moving Towards Responsive Design

Responsive design is not a fan, a trend, or something gimicky. It’s here to stay because it’s a new way of thinking, and designing. We live in a world today, where mobile devices are quickly growing and will soon out-number personal computers. In a world like this, you cannot afford to leave mobile devices with…

TimThumb – Did you get hacked?

TimThumb - Did you get hacked?

A couple days ago, I got an alert from my webhost that they had rebooted my server (I run Storm on Demand by Liquidweb). Their 24/7 monitoring team noticed high memory and CPU usage, and acted quickly to resolve the issue. I had no idea anything was happening, this all happened behind the scenes. So…

WordPress 3.3 Beta 3 Now Available

WordPress 3.3 Beta 3 Now Available

WordPress 3.3 Beta 3 was announced and is available for download. One of the major things to note for anyone testing, is this: We’ve now updated to jQuery 1.7 in core… So make sure that you’re testing against the correct version of jQuery. Happy bug hunting!

The Next Generation of Headway Themes

The Next Generation of Headway Themes

Headway 3.0 is set to be released on Black Friday. This new release has some serious improvements over previous versions. The main upgrade? The theme editor. Some folks are even willing to switch to this framework, given this new functionality. One thing I’ve always been disappointed with in WordPress, is the lack of theme usability.…

Akismet Partner Program

Akismet Partner Program

Akismet has launched a partner program, also called an affiliate program, to help reward people for recommending their service. The payout structure is quite different than you’d expect out of an affiliate program though. The economics We’ll pay 40% of the expected first year revenue. So if the customer signs up for an annual payment,…

Unlimited Control with Query Posts

Unlimited Control with Query Posts

WordPress uses queries to run a loop and show specific data. Whether you want to show 100 posts from the year 2009 or 5 posts from the Movie category, or a combination thereof, you need to build a query to do it. Let’s welcome Query Posts to the stage. This plugin adds a widget to…